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A whole afternoon to spend without the hassles of work, Saturday is just what we need to get recharge ourselves. To celebrate the day without exhausting yourself, two murder mysteries just might be what you need. To help you decide here are the synopsis of such two recently released movies. Check them out!

 

In the Valley of Elah

 

Release date: Friday September 21, 2007

Genre: Drama

Running time: 124 min.

Director: Paul Haggis

Producer(s): Darlene Caamano, Laurence Becsey, Patrick Wachsberger, Paul Haggis, Steve Samuels

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Jonathan Tucker, Josh Brolin, Frances Fisher

 

A young soldier goes missing upon returning to the U.S. from Iraq. When his war veteran father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his mother (Susan Sarandon) begin questioning the circumstances surrounding their son's mysterious disappearance, they embark on a journey to piece together their son’s final days, enlisting the help of a police detective (Charlize Theron) to aid in the investigation.

 

Inspired by true events, “In the Valley of Elah” is Haggis' directing follow-up to the Academy Award winning "Crash." In addition to the Oscar-winning screenplay for “Crash,” his recent writing credits include the award winning "Million Dollar Baby," for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay, and current releases "The Last Kiss," "Flags of Our Fathers," "Casino Royale" and "Letters From Iwo Jima."

 

Though some of Paul Haggis's themes are heavy-handed, In the Valley of Elah is otherwise an engrossing murder mystery and antiwar statement, featuring a mesmerizing performance from Tommy Lee Jones.

 

 

Manorama Six Feet Under (hindi)

 

Genre:  Drama, Mystery 

Director:  Navdeep Singh 

Cast:  Abhay Deol, Sarika, Raima Sen, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Vinay Pathak, Gul Kirat Panag, Brijendra Kale, Jogiji 

Music:  Jayesh Gandhi, Raiomond Mirza, Raiomond Mirza 

Lyrics:  Surendra Mishra, Jayesh Gandhi, Manoj Tapadia, Irfan Siddique 

Story/Writer: Navdeep Singh, Devika Bhagat

 

Homage to the noir genre, Manorama Six Feet Under is about an amateur detective in a small town who finds himself caught in a web of lies, deceit and murder.

 

SV (Abhay Deol) is a government engineer but his real ambition has always been writing detective fiction. Unfortunately, his maiden attempt, a novel called Manorama, sank without a trace and he has been reduced to writing for cheap pulp magazines.

 

Stifled by the dreariness of small town existence and frustrated by his failure, SV's life takes a turn when the wife of a powerful local politician arrives at his doorstep with an irresistible offer; the chance for SV to play a real life detective by spying on her husband. Intrigued and tempted by the opportunity to redeem his self worth, SV accepts.

 

Upon completion of his assignment, things take a turn when SV discovers that the woman is not who she claims to be. The situation get further complicated when she is killed in a mysterious accident.

 

Sensing foul play, SV begins investigating her death only to discover that nothing is what it seems to be and that redemption doesn't come easy....

 

 

 

 
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